Various Artists - American Epic - The Best of Country (June 16th/Third Man)

Various Artists - American Epic - The Best of Country (June 16th/Third Man)


June 16th release. 

American Epic represents a 10-year odyssey undertaken by director Bernard MacMahon and producers Allison McGourty and Duke Erikson, and audio engineer Nicholas Bergh that involved tracking down countless long forgotten musicians, restoring the music that they recorded and reassembling the technology that created it. Along the way they brought some of the most important figures in contemporary culture to help them on their quest. Executive Producers Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford have lent their support to what Redford calls "America's greatest untold story."

In addition to American Epic: The Sessions soundtrack, Third Man Records is slated to release 180 gram 12" audiophile vinyl versions of American Epic: The Carter Family, American Epic: Memphis Jug Band, American Epic: Mississippi John Hurt, American Epic: Blind Willie Johnson and American Epic: Lead Belly plus thematic collections including American Epic: Blues and American Epic: Country.

Early champions of Country Music - The Carter Family, Uncle Dave Macon, the Massey Family, Jimmie Rodgers and many more - have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form. Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish. Free shipping available to St. John's/Toronto for pickup only.

Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow by The Carter Family
If the River Was Whiskey by Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers
The Coo-Coo BirD by Clarence Ashley
Waiting For A Train by Jimmie Rodgers
Henry Lee by Dick Justice
Sail Away Ladies by Uncle Dave Macon and His Fruit Jar Drinkers
I Wish I Was A Mole in the Ground by Bascom Lamar Lundsford
Stackalee by Frank Hutchison
Peg and Awl by Carolina Tar Heels
Blues in A Bottle by Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers
Ladies On the Steamboat by Burnett and Rutherford
Country Blues by Dock Boggs
Brown Skin Gal (Down the Lane) by Massey Family
I Am Bound For The Promised Land by Alfred G. Karnes
I Get My Whiskey From Rockingham by Earl Johnson and His Clodhoppers
The Lost Child by Stripling Brothers

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